The Aaron Wildavsky papers, 1955-1995, consist of writings, correspondence, speeches,
and course materials. By far the greatest part of the collection is Wildavsky's writings, which include drafts
and correspondence about his own work and reviews of the work of others. The correspondence is primarily
professional in nature, focusing on Wildavsky's publications, teaching activities, visiting scholar programs,
and speaking engagements. There are also a couple of cartons on speaking engagements and course materials, as
well as a small amount of papers on Wildavsky's Academic Senate activities.
Aaron Bernard Wildavsky was born on May 31, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College, obtained a
Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Sidney, and in 1958 obtained his graduate degree from Yale. From 1958
to 1962 Wildavsky taught at Oberlin College. In 1962 he became professor of political science and public policy
at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the chair of the political science department from 1966-1969.
He was also the founding dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy (1969-1977) and on the staff of the Survey
Research Center at Berkeley.
Number of containers: 31
Linear feet: 38.75
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